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In a restaurant recently.....really


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Turkish elections

Following today's elections in Turkey it looks like: bad news - Erdogan retains power good news - he hasn't got the 2/3 majority he needed to change the constitution. ...

I hate TV talent shows, BUT

But brought a lump to my throat. ...

Just to say bye bye.

Off to cold and grey land again for good, just to say cheerio and thanks to everyone for the friendship , advice and fun. I'll miss everyone and lots of things about Cyprus but I'm looking forward to walks along pavements a ...

Weird - or What?!!

Last night I had a strange dream! Nothing too strange in that, I always have strange dreams! But, when I woke up, I remembered that the person who was a main feature of it was Jasper Carrot, the comedian, who hailed from Bir ...

Titanic II

Would you buy a boat named ? ...

Peter Connelly. 1/3/2006 - 3/8/2007

Today Sharon Shoesmith, the ex head of Harringey children's services was found to have been "procedurally unfairly sacked" by the Children's minister at the time (that wonderful example of left wing logical reasoning Ed Ball ...

Stunning Photos of South American Volcano

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394503/Chile-volcano-causes-ash-cloud-lightning-tears-sky-apart.html ...





Barcelona bans swimwear from it's streets.

Kwacka wrote: DAC wrote:Back in 1999 I remember seeing two young Scandanavian girls walk into the supermarket at Nissi Beach car park wearing nothing but thongs.. :lol: :lol:
Outrageous behaviour... :oops:
As ...

Britains got talent 2011

This is at the semi final stage now but this young man is worth a listen, I mean wow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WIkjasLRNI&feature=youtube_gdata_player One of my favourite songs as well sang by Adele original ...

Crooners.... musically.

Does such a thing still exist? I grew up listening ( still do ) to Nat King Cole, Bing, Andy Williams etc, I was just wondering .... ...

MRSA

Along with the discovery of a mutant e.coli there is also a separate discovery of a variant of MRSA.......................... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8537973/New-MRSA-strain-found-in-British-cows-milk ...

Scottish Independence

alan99 wrote:Hi
I think Cameron will want to push through Scottish independance before next election. According to the 2010 general election results the cons would have had an absolute majority if you take out Scotla ...

Stressed out ?

Hello I would like to share this with you. Stressed out? Had a hard day ? Or retired/ semi retired. Remember those mad, crazy days crushed up on commuter transport? This is the perfect antidote. I remember wh ...

Happy Birthday Maggie Beers

Have a great day Maggie. Good on ya, me? i am catching up fast
Vee [its me] xxxxxxxxxxxxx ...



Another one bites the dust.

I find it difficult not to believe that there aren't dozens of members of the upper house that have done this. Hopefully it's a precedent - and not just an example.
"The peer and former Essex Council leader Lord H ...

Evil left-wing conspiracy exposed.

They never fooled me. I knew what Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and particularly Oscar the (Stalinist) grouch were up to! :D
"Sesame Street and Friends 'pumping out left wing messages'
Sesame Street, Friend ...

well done serbia

for finally arresting Mladic, but why did it take 16 years and only happen a week before submission to join the EEC was due? ...

Pension rights for gay couples.

This ruling may be of interest to some people. --------------------------------------- Gay couples in civil partnerships could be in line for improved retirement benefits after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided ...

Tax Mans next target... Car Boots and Ebay

Revenue have been targetting all of this for quite some time now, you'd be amazed with the amount of data they have collected, absolutely amazed. ...

I give in

Quote:It's disheartening to hear something like that from a forum moderator Bobbeer.
Mr Tibbs,
It is nothing personal, just an observation of all your posts.
This is a Cyprus Forum, but a lot of your posts ...

What a (fairly small) tornado does to a truck

I can't imagine what the mile wide one at Tuscaloosa must have been like :shock:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13580748
Tuscaloosa:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13553118
...



Is "You couldn't make this up!" a cliche?

I know, I know, it's " The Sun ". Nevertheless, this has worked for lots of foreign criminals, bogus asylum seekers and even people who are known (and acknowledged) to be a terrorist threat to national security, so why shou ...

Mobile phones & driving

During a police clampdown a man was arrested for driving whilst talking on one mobile whilst texting with another, steering with his legs.
He also had no insurance.
239 other drivers were nicked.
Where was ...

The solution to the SBA Problem.

What the UK gov needs to do is cure the problem at one stroke. They should take the two new aircraft carriers and weld them together end to end with a few extensions tacked on. Remove all superstructure and concrete them ...

why do people believe??

just pondering this question,why do people belive in God, not in religion, but in a greater being. is it because we cannot accept the coincidences that gave us existance on the Planet Earth, coupled with the existance of the ...

Cyprus Concrete Jungle

We who live here already know this; but it has come to the attention of the EU; figures suggest that the average displacement of soil within the EU is 3% of the land mass. In Cyprus it exceeds 14%............... http://ww ...

Greece downgraded again.....

This was yesterday, surprised it wasn't in the Cyprus Mail today.......... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/gilts/8527336/Greece-suffers-fresh-blow-as-credit-rating-cut-by-Fitch.html#dsq-content ...

Noted British taxpayer reviews SBAs

Noted British taxpayer, dole scrounger and Conservative Party deputy chairman & donor, Lord Ashcroft, to review the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus. He will report 'by the end of 2011'. His appointment was condemned by th ...



Online test for v early signs of Alzheimers

"The quiz, which is taken online, could help diagnose the condition perhaps years earlier than it might normally be spotted. ........ The quiz will provide an instant result and could either set people's minds at rest or en ...

My Diary of giving up Smoking

LynSab wrote:Ok it's day 7 officially.
So far it's easier than I expected, my smoking background started at 19 while in college, ended a year before son was born, started again five years later, ended again one year l ...

Crime in Cyprus

Whenever I read these, depressingly routine UK stories, (attached) it puts the subject and relative comparisons between the 2 countries into clear context.
Although I have been personally unaffected I'm really strugg ...

Election Results

Looks as if Disy have an overall majority............. http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-election-final-results-p11999-69.htm Does this mean we can see the back of Big Chris? ...

Free speech. "Super" injunctions.

I must say, he seems to be a playground bully. If he was so concerned at the public's perception of him he should have kept it in his trousers .... it's highly amusing the way he's trying to protect his 'good' name when the ...

Should we Ban Cigarette Advertising on this Forum.!!!

After a recent heated debate on the subject I thought I would ask the question. :wink: Remember all forms of Cigarette advertising has been banned Europe wide for a number of years. In Sport, On T.V., In Newspapers, ...

An EU perspective

Pat Condell, doing a bit of a rant on the EU. Nevertheless, he speaks the (unpalatable - if you are a Euro, socialist/fascist) truth - in my humble opinion. It's all gonna end with blood on the streets. http://w ...





See You in August

Hello to everyone still out there in sunny Cyprus who remembers me. It’s been 4 months now since Jim died and I returned to the UK. Things are getting easier but I still miss Jim and my life in Cyprus so much. It was O ...

The Queen in Ireland.

We're hosting Queen Elizabeth in Ireland at the moment. Do you think we are doing a good job and treating her with the respect she deserves? It's a really historic moment in the times we now live in. I must say, she's a rea ...

Nokia

I have a Nokia cheapish mobile that is less than 2 years old. Today I discovered that it has randomly deleted some of my saved to SIM numbers. I've managed to retrieve some by scrolling down made/received calls. Any ...

Sony Presentation

This may well have done the rounds before. In which case please ignore. However, if you haven't seen it then I believe that 5 minutes would be well spent taking a look. There are some startling facts in it. Given that ...

Pensions Law re-worded.............

Are we surprised?.............. http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/laws-wording-changed-government-gazette/20110520 ...

Facelift for Larnaca

Can't help feeling that this sounds a tad ambitious............ http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/new-face-larnaca/20110519 ...

‘Benefits Boulevard’

That's the way to do it, all at the expense of the UK taxpayer. :x Why is the British government so stupid to allow this to be legal, while UK suffers, still the taxpayers are funding scams like these, no wonder everyone ...

Horror in Tenerife - woman beheaded

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386762/British-woman-beheaded-Tenerife-machete.html Cannot imagine the horror of this. ...

Archives

New government/media archives now available online........... http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/government-spokesman-presents-information-online/20110518 ...

Stephen Lawrence: retrial.

I'd always thought that, no matter how questionable and apparently unjust, a "not guilty" verdict was inviolable. Not any more it seems:
" The historic decision to re-try Dobson, who was acquitted at the Old Bailey in ...

Institutionalised fraud..............

This letter has appeared in the Cyprus Mail .................
Quote: Fleecing by the land registry office is an islandwide occurrence

In response to the recent complaints about the Planning Department in ...

The street that cut everything

This BBC programme has been much advertised. Nick Robinson presents a unique social experiment. He has persuaded one street in Preston to give up all council services for six weeks. Armed with their council tax rebates, t ...

Jack the Ripper files censored.

Anybody else find this a tad bizarre?
"In an extraordinary legal ruling, police documents relating to the Whitechapel Murders are being kept under lock and key – on the grounds releasing them could threaten national ...

Forget The Spanish. "This Is Cyprus!!!!" :o)

Mr. Tibbs., that was GREAT, aspecially after my recent run in with Cyprus Beuaracracy i know exactly how she felt ( fore armed is fore warned!)unfortunately it took me two trips to Larnaca :( But the pleasure of success on ...


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